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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 PM
    I wonder what happens with the modern substitute powders? I have no knowledge of the detonation rate of that fake powder. I guess if you overload one, you will be notified by parts of the gun leaving the area at high velocity.
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    Today, 12:27 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Barrel forging in Muzzleloading.
    A question for the metallurgists in the group. Forging steel with a coal forge adds carbon content to the steel as it is forged. Would the same happen with a propane forge? If it does indeed add carbon to metal by forging, would wrought iron be...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:50 PM
    Yep. a soft wood like poplar is a wooly bugger to checker. A good hard wood is needed for good definition.
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    Yesterday, 01:47 PM
    I fire lapped a Douglas barrel with LBT lapping compound. Low velocity loads for a half dozen shots, clean, test fire again. I had to fire around 18 rounds to get the accuracy where it should be. When I was cleaning the barrel between trials, I...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:43 PM
    It certainly isn't ideal, however I have had several barrels over the years with very rough grooves. They shot very well, although there was the expected fouling build up.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:35 PM
    Dean, I have always figured a .30 bore starts at 180 gr., and goes up from there. I think a 200-220 gr. bullet is probably optimum.
    9 replies | 427 view(s)
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    11-17-2017, 10:41 AM
    sundog replied to a thread AR generational gap in Factory Rifles
    I grew up on walnut and steel shotguns and bolt guns and lever guns. Love'm all. I shot in an NRA junior club and my high school rifle team. Then, some sort of 'alter reality' set in... I was 'introduced' to the M16 in Feb 1969 and saw all the...
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  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    11-15-2017, 10:41 PM
    Mark PM'd me today and asked me to call him tomorrow afternoon. That is excellent customer support and very appreciated by this electronics dummy. Tony
    46 replies | 5604 view(s)
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    11-15-2017, 12:04 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Rb patch material in Muzzleloading.
    Blue strip ticking is the standard. I always find the proper mold to work with the ticking, rather than juggling patches.
    24 replies | 719 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-15-2017, 12:01 PM
    You picked a good piece of wood to learn on. Poplar will be a bit soft, and be a little difficult to keep sharp, well defined lines, but should cut easily. I do all my octagon barrel inletting with chisels, and a homemade scraper. Takes me around...
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  • sundog's Avatar
    11-15-2017, 09:44 AM
    RCBS 165 SIL works well as does the SAECO #301, if they will chamber. I do not have load data in front of me at the moment. I recently started playing around with the RCBS 130 for the 7.62x39 (works pretty good on that), and I think it will work...
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  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    11-14-2017, 10:11 PM
    Hatch; thanks for the PM and response. I sent Mark a PM, but didn't think of that until after I posted. Tony
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  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    11-14-2017, 09:42 PM
    I bought this PID from Mark last year and am just now ready to set it up. I looked through the thread for instructions but didn't find any, and don't have the PMs he sent me anymore. Does anyone have instructions/helpful tips? Tony
    46 replies | 5604 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-11-2017, 07:57 PM
    Your balls will likely shoot better than you are capable of, all factors considered. Our monthly club shoot was today. We have some very good shooters in the club, and no one could hit their *** with both hands today. Some days you are good, some...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-11-2017, 01:35 AM
    49 days is the maximum before adopting. That is the point that they imprint on an individual. After that they will be harder to train.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-10-2017, 12:01 PM
    Flock shooting? Uhhh......
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  • sundog's Avatar
    11-09-2017, 01:23 PM
    Triple deuce with cast is the bees' knees!
    15 replies | 471 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-08-2017, 11:23 AM
    I much prefer shooting steel!
    8 replies | 363 view(s)
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    11-07-2017, 11:53 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Dovetail base???? in Our Town
    Contact Skinner Sights, Andy may have what you need.
    4 replies | 175 view(s)
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    11-06-2017, 12:00 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread C&R sales? in Our Town
    I was told by a BATF guy out of Great Falls.
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    11-06-2017, 11:58 AM
    Scroll to the bottom, and click archive. That should get you there.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check